Even though Halloween has passed, I’m still in the mood for all things creepy. I’ve been watching scary movies nonstop, but I also decided to put together a little collection of creepy reads to really put me on edge. Autumn is the perfect season for curling up with a scary book before bed, so I thought I’d share which ones are currently living on my bedside table in case anyone else is looking for a good spook as well.
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
This is my absolute favorite murder mystery novel. Agatha Christie has a fantastic way of keeping you on the edge of your seat, and nothing’s creepier than a bunch of people trapped in an old house on an island while they’re being picked off one by one. If you’ve yet to pick up a book written by Christie, I highly suggest making this your first.
The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson
This was a recommendation from my dad. He said the original movie was good but the book was even better, so I’m excited to read this for myself. I’ve never actually seen the movies all the way through, so the story isn’t as well known to me as it probably is to most. Hopefully this means I’ll find it even creepier.
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Coraline is a recommendation from my sister. We grew up watching the movie and absolutely loving it. She decided to read the book, and found out that it was 100x creepier than the movie, which was already a little unsettling to watch.
The Haunting Of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
Growing up, one of my favorite scary movies was The Haunting. After rewatching it for hundredth time the other day, I decided to read up on the story a bit and found out that the movie is actually based off an old classic novel called The Haunting of Hill House. I’m super excited to read this and see if it creeps me out as much as the movie did when I was younger.
The Unbecoming Of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
This one may not seem like a scary book (and it certainly wasn’t the reason why I picked it up in the first place), but this young adult romance novel actually has several scenes that truly freaked me out when I first read it. This book is the first in the trilogy, so I’m looking forward to picking up the rest of the books after reading this one again.
What are your favorite creepy reads?